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SUST 310 - ENERGY AND CLIMATE CHANGE

In a world experiencing climate change, societies must understand the consequences of energy consumption and production, and develop new sources of clean, sustainable energy. This course investigates the environmental implications of energy production and consumption, and assesses current and future problems in the energy field. Students gain an understanding of the natural phenomena and scientific principles that provide the basis of our understanding climate change, such as the carbon cycle and the greenhouse effect, and assess the social and environmental consequences of energy production and consumption, whether sustainable or otherwise. Key topics include the relation of energy production and consumption to climate change; the development of energy distribution systems that shape our present opportunities and challenges; and possible alternatives for future energy development.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites:

  • ENG 102 (with a min grade of C-)
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